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First-of-a-Kind Surgery In U-S For Severe Headaches

Doctors test device designed to “turn off” cluster headaches

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) August 2014 – For the first time in the United States doctors have surgically inserted a small neurostimulator behind the cheekbone of a patient in an attempt to treat cluster headaches, which are more rare and more painful than migraines.  Paul Alterio, a 39-year old father of two from Lexington, Ohio underwent the procedure at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

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Joanne Turner, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbial Infection and Immunity, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Areas of interest:

  • Immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • The effects of aging on immune function
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Thomas Terndrup, MD

Chair of Emergency Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Areas of interest:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Airway Management
  • Disaster Medicine
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pain Management
  • Pediatrics
  • Procedural Sedation
  • Sepsis
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Christopher Hanks, MD

Adult Autism Expert at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center



Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:



  • Transition to Adult Care

  • Primary Care

  • Adolescent Medicine


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What Happens When Autistic Kids Become Adults?

New program offers medical care, social support for often “forgotten” patients

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) August 2014 – Since 1987, the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder has skyrocketed more than 1,100 percent.  Today, we spend $11.5 billion dollars a year on everything from educational programs to medical therapies to help those children.

 

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